Sunway U Job Ad: Communication & Media (Malaysia)

Job adsProfessor of Communication and Media Studies, Department of Communication and Liberal Arts, Sunway University, Malaysia. Deadline: 21 July 2018.

The Sunway University Department of Communication and Liberal Arts invites outstanding applicants for the position of Professor in the discipline of Communication and Media Studies (Advertising, Public Relations, or Corporate Communication).

We welcome dynamic, self-driven candidates who will contribute to the advancement of our tradition of excellence. Successful candidates will hold a PhD in the field of Communication, with ideally five years of university experience. Candidates should have a sound record of research with a clear research strategy, demonstrating the potential to develop research leadership in any one of the above areas of expertise. Applicants must have the ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.

CFP Int’l Conference on Communication and Media (Malaysia)

September 18-20, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Communication in the 21st century is transforming rapidly through the globalization of organizations and digital technologies. Communication not only shapes a nation’s image and identity but it also influences its populace’s ways of thinking. Because of these forces, the roles of communication must be explored in the context of culture, images and identity and its impact on society. The economic crisis in East Asian countries (e.g., Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea) just before the turn of the 21st century and in Europe a decade or so later has proven to be a transformative factor helping to create new images and identities of these nations (e.g., leadership transitions and uneven liberalization of global economic policies, among others) and creating new organizing processes, forcing once disparate countries together into closer interactions. These interactions manifest into pressures for conformity and adherence to institutional cultural norms. But, the basic clash between the conceptions of Western liberalism in economic regionalism and the mercantilism of Asian values has generated conflicts making future cooperation among nations more difficult.

We invite papers from various meta-theoretical perspectives that discuss crucial issues (and their potential solutions) related to these emergent, interconnected elements that influence our ways of thinking about meso or micro level phenomena related to nation’s cultures, images and identities. The conference will take place on 18 – 20 September, 2016 in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The conference seeks to advance knowledge in the field of communication – knowledge that can then benefit various communities experiencing changes. We welcome paper submissions on a broad range of topics and from various sub-disciplines (e.g., interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication). Papers may address theoretical, methodological, or practical aspects of communication. We seek papers that go beyond prejudices and the stereotyping of other cultures, and those that can lead scholars to deliberate on applications of their findings to real-life settings.

Authors are invited to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Communication and Media 2016 (i-COME’16): An International Communication Association Regional Conference. The submission deadline is: March 1, 2016. Please submit papers electronically.

For further details, please contact:
i-COME’16: An ICA Regional Conference
School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, College of Art and Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, MALAYSIA

Int’l Conference on Communication and Media Malaysia 2014

The International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14)
October 18-20, 2014, Langkawi, MALAYSIA

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Universiti Utara Malaysia, we proudly invite you to the International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14) organized by Communication Department, School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM. This conference is scheduled to take place from 18 – 20 October, 2014 at the Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.

i-COME’14 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest issues in communication and media can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. The theme of the conference is Communication, Empowerment and Governance: The 21st Century Enigma.

This conference is featured by blind review of papers. The conference proceedings will be published by Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences (Elsevier) with ISBN/ISSN number and will be indexed in SCOPUS and published by Elsevier (upon approval by Elsevier).

The key communication and media issues to be addressed by the conference are in relation (but not limited) to:
(a) Organizational Communication: Corporate communication, Power and politics in organizations, Communication for organizational change, Communication management, Public relations;
(b) Communication for Social Change: Health communication, Communication and media, Gender and communication, Governance and empowerment of women, Campaign;
(c) Intercultural Communication: Issues in international and intercultural communication, Barriers in intercultural communication, Negotiating across cultures, Empowerment and governance across cultures;
(d) Political Communication: Communication policies and regulations, Communication law, Empowerment and governance in the information society, Leadership, Ethics in campaign, Ethics in speech;
(e) New Media: New media and culture, Media industry trends and dynamics, Ethics and cyber society, Media challenges and opportunities, Creativity, innovation and users, Government, regulations and new media;
(f) Language and Communication: Media and Language, Role of language, Visual and Linguistics, Critical literacy, Language and advertising, Language and rhetoric, Language and social interaction.
(For full list of issues, please visit our website here)

Authors are invited to submit papers for the conference through the i-COME’14 online management system. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. Any questions can, be forwarded to the secretariat via

Paper Submission Deadline   31 March 2014
Acceptance Notification to Authors   30 April 2014
Deadline for Revised/Final Version   30 May 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline   15 August 2014
Registration Deadline   1 October 2014

Registration is now open via our website: .
Please forward all inquiries to:

Communication & Media Commentaries

“Do you have a scholarly position on a topic of current concern in communication or media studies? I have agreed to stay on as the commentaries editor for the journal Communication, Culture & Critique under the new editor John Downing. My job is to round up short, thoughtful, even provocative pieces that take an informed position on issues related to communication and media. The journal reaches an international scholarly audience. Commentaries — which should be 2,000 words or less — are peer reviewed, just like full-length manuscripts. You should cite sources, of course, and include a reference list. I hope you will consider sharing your work with the journal, which is International Communication Association’s youngest publication. It was the outcome of many years’ lobbying by critical, international and feminist scholars for a “space of our own.” Please help to build its reputation with your work. You can learn more about the journal and how to prepare your manuscript at this site. When you submit your manuscript, be sure to indicate it’s for the “Commentaries, Crits & Notes” section.”

I can answer questions you might have.
Dr. Carolyn Byerly, professor
Howard University